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Hurricanes may have made these lizards better huggers

Long forelimbs and short hind limbs, combined with big toe pads, may better suit the lizards for surviving hurricanes.
anole lizards

For one family of lizards, hurricanes may initiate a rapid natural selection process for certain traits.

Colin Donihue

Scientists usually think of natural selection as a slow process, unfolding over generations of incremental change. But, as a study today in suggests, sometimes this system can take a more rapid approach, especially after a sudden event like a hurricane. As these disasters become more frequent thanks to anthropogenic climate change, understanding how hurricanes affect the species who live in the places they make landfall is

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